Perhaps the best way to influence the thoughts of another is to do so without intent. South African photographer David Goldblatt once said he did not believe that ‘any photograph of mine would ever influence anybody in the slightest degree’. Yet his photographs of his country’s apartheid era reach down into the very heart of human existence to invite us to look at ourselves, at our values, and to enter into a conversation that isn’t always comfortable.
David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018 (Museum of Contemporary Art)
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Alison Stieven-Taylor is an international commentator and journalist specialising in photography and specifically social documentary. She writes for various newspapers and magazines and publishes the blog Photojournalism Now. She has written two books, including Rock Chicks: The hottest female rockers from the 1960s to now (Second Edition, Rockpool Publishing, 2011). Presently a lecturer in journalism at Monash University, Alison is also writing her PhD on photography as social change.
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I can't wait to see this exhibition when I am back in AustraliaSunday, 18 November 2018 07:05 posted by Judith Thompson
So glad Ive read about him.
thank you. Judith Thompson
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